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The growth of breast cancer tumours relies on the availability of fat

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20 Apr 16

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The newspaper published in Lleida devotes an article to the recent finding made by the researchers Felipe Slebe, Joan Guinovart and Roger Gomis in breast cancer. The authors of the study have discovered that breast cancer tumours must take up fat in order to keep growing. The LIPG protein is crucial in this process and may provide a potential therapeutic target for the development of inhibitors to block its activity.

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